The Manager of Government Relations will play an integral role in supporting the VP of Government Affairs & Codes in the implementation and execution of advocacy, government relations strategies, and legislation issues that impact PHTA members at the national, state and local levels. The Manager of Government Relations will work collaboratively with staff, members and volunteers on various tasks and efforts.
Identifying, monitoring and proactively addressing legislative and regulatory issues at the federal, state and local level that impact the swimming pool, spa and hot tub industry.
Analyzing and development of legislation and regulatory initiatives.
Assists with outreach and coordination to relevant membership councils, committees, and coalitions to advise them of important government relation matters.
Provides reports for weekly newsletter and alerts to all membership.
Reaching out to government staff and elected officials.
Assists with the coordination of a grassroots advocacy network.
Assisting with code and standard adoption and interpretation questions at the state and local levels; including, but not limited to updating list of current adoptions, determining opportunities for additional adoptions; and providing a clearinghouse for all interpretation questions that can also become future code and standard proposals.
Schedule conference calls, meetings and travel arrangements.
Other duties assigned
Qualification, Knowledge and Skills
Bachelor’s degree, advanced degree desirable
2 years working in the government relations arena
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to articulate complex issues and messages to membership
Self-motivated and ability to solve problems
Can work both independently and in a team
Ability to multi-task
Some travel required
Interest candidates should send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Manager, Government Relations" as the subject of the email.
About Pool & Hot Tub Alliance
PHTA is a national trade association based in Alexandria, VA. The Alliance represents over 3600 company members. PHTA is the world’s oldest and largest association representing swimming pool, hot tub, and spa manufacturers, distributors, manufacturers’ agents, designers, builders, installers, suppliers, retailers, and service professionals. Dedicated to the growth and development of its members’ businesses and to promoting the enjoyment and safety of pools and spas, PHTA offers a range of services, from professional development to advancing key legislation and regulation at the federal and local levels, to consumer outreach and public safety. PHTA is the only industry organization recognized by the American National Standards Institute to develop and promote national standards for pools, hot tubs, and spas.